KONÃGXEKA: O DILÚVIO MAXAKALI

Konãgxeka: o dilúvio maxakali / Konãgxeka: the maxakali flood
Charles Bicalho & Isael Maxakali / Brazil / Animation / 2015 / 13 min


SYNOPSIS

Konãgxeka in the maxakali indigenous language means “big water”. It’s the maxakali version of the great flood. As a punishment because of selfishness and greed of men, the yãmîy spirits send the “big water”.
Konãgxeka en la lengua indígena Maxakali significa “agua grande”. Esta es la versión Maxakali de la historia del diluvio. Como castigo, a causa de la codicia y el egoísmo de los hombres, los espíritus yãmîy envían el “agua grande”.

Festivals / Awards: V Mostra Pajé de Filmes Indígenas, Belo Horizonte, abril de 2016; Asinabka Film and Media Arts Festival, Ottawa, Canadá, agosto de 2016; XII Festival de Cine y Video Indígena, Michoacán, México, agosto de 2016; Mostra Curta Audiovisual, Campinas, setembro de 2016; 5th Annual Native Film Showcase, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, agosto de 2016; Festival Anima Mundi 2016, Rio de Janeiro e São Paulo; Cachoeira Doc – Mostra Contemporânea, Bahia, setembro de 2016; Bang Awards International Animated Film Festival, 2016; Festival Nacional de Cultura Popular – Interculturalidades 2016, Cinearte UFF, Rio de Janeiro, setembro de 2016;


DIRECTOR

Charles Bicalho is a Doctor in Brazilian Literature. He is specialized in pos-production for cinema, tv and new media. Coordinator of Pajé Filmes, an indigenous audiovisual group in Brazil. Curator of Mostra Pajé de Filmes Indígenas in Brazil. Teacher of Graphic Design at School of Design of State University of Minas Gerais in Brazil. Director of films: Caligrafilmes (2008), Making of Dicionário (2012), Pirapora (2012) and Konãgxeka: the Maxakali Flood.

Isael Maxakali is a teacher and filmmaker. His filmography includes: Tatakox (2007); Xokxop pet (2009); Yiax Kaax – Fim do Resguardo (2010); Dia do índio na Aldeia Verde (2010); Dia do índio na Aldeia Verde (2011); Xupapoynãg (2011); Kotkuphi (2011); Yãmîy (2011); Mîmãnãm (2011); Dia do índio na Aldeia Verde (2014); Quando os yãmîy vêm cantar conosco (2012); Konãgxeka: o Dilúvio Maxakali (2016).